Morgan Spurlock has stepped down from the production company that he co-founded after admitting that he had once been accused of rape and had been guilty of sexual misconduct in the past.
In a statement issued Thursday, Warrior Poets partners Jeremy Chilnick and Matthew Galkin said, “On behalf of Warrior Poets, we as partners have always supported our company and its endeavors. As of today, Morgan Spurlock will be stepping down effective immediately.”
The duo continued, “We will continue to lead the company as equal partners, producing, distributing & creating from our independent production company.”
Spurlock co-founded the company with Chilnick in 2004.
In Wednesday’s post, Spurlock divulged that he had been accused of rape after sleeping with a woman in college,
“She said she didn’t want to have sex, so we laid together, and talked, and kissed, and laughed, and then we started having sex,” Spurlock wrote.
“I didn’t know what to do. We stopped having sex and I rolled beside her. I tried to comfort her. To make her feel better. I thought I was doing OK, I believed she was feeling better. She believed she was raped,” the filmmaker continued.
Spurlock also divulged a sexual harassment allegation that he had settled. The incident, which occurred “around eight years ago,” wasn’t a “gropy feely harassment,” Spurlock said, but he said it was “just as bad.”
“I would call my female assistant ‘hot pants’ or ‘sex pants’ when I was yelling to her from the other side of the office,” Spurlock wrote. “Something I thought was funny at the time, but then realized I had completely demeaned and belittled her to a place of non-existence.”
Spurlock also admitted, “I have been unfaithful to every wife and girlfriend I have ever had.”